The Vintage Sidecar
from Alicia & Howard McEwen, CFA
1 ½ oz Brandy
1 oz Triple Sec/Orange liqueur (we used Patron’s Citronge)
½ lemon juice
Shake. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Flame an orange peel on the drink.
To flame an orange peel, cut a quarter size peel off the orange. Hold the orange skin side down over a lit match. Flex the orange peel. This will bend the orange peel releasing oils that are lit by the match. The droplets should fall into the drink.
This was served at the January 08 Cocktail Experience. This is an old drink that not many people order. My goal in starting these events was to teach myself and others about rarely ordered cocktails. This was the first mostly unheard of one. It went over well. The theatrics of the flaming orange peel helped too.